CW In Focus | Exploring Damac's Aykon City in Dubai with CSCEC ME

Construction Week's YouTube series reviews how the Chinese contracting giant is deploying biometrics to build the megaproject

Construction work on Dubai Financial Market-listed Damac Properties’ Aykon, a mixed-use development is rapidly taking shape with China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCEC ME) carrying out building works under a series of packages already worth more than $270m (AED1bn).

The state-owned contractor has deployed biometric scanners on site for employee safety and security, and it is using a laser level to eradicate blockwork mistakes.

During the site visit Damac’s project manager for Aykon City, Naved Agha, told Construction Week that the slab cycle has been reduced from 10 days to six ensuring that the first two towers under Phase 1 will be completed in 2021.

In terms of progress, Damac is already two months ahead of schedule on the engineering work for Aykon City.

This episode of Construction Week In Focus, presented by Construction Week's reporter, Ranju Warrier, explores the building progress made to date on the Dubai megaproject. 

Construction Week In Focus is a twice-weekly bulletin of the Middle East's top news from the real estate development and contracting sectors. The series is hosted on Construction Week's YouTube channel, alongside weekly series published by its sister titles. The latter includes MEP Engineered by MEP Middle EastFM Live by facilities management Middle East, and Heavy Metal by PMV Middle East.

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Construction Week In Focus episodes are published each Sunday and Wednesday. Heavy Metal episodes are published on Mondays, and FM Live updates are presented on Tuesdays. MEP Engineered rounds off the week each Thursday. All videos are published at 4.30pm Dubai time. 

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